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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or resembling an echo.
  • adj. Imitative of natural sounds; onomatopoeic: an echoic word.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to an echo
  • adj. imitative of a sound; onomatopoeic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Formed in imitation of a natural sound; -- of words. Contrasted to nonechoic.
  • adj. Like or characteristic of an echo.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or formed by echoism; onomatopoetic. See extract under echoism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of words) formed in imitation of a natural sound
  • adj. like or characteristic of an echo

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